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Surveillance Studies Network Global Scholar Award

In 2017, the Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) will award up to 2 bursaries of £500 (500 GBP) for attendees of the Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar (SSSS) organised by the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada, from less developed or developing countries, who are in need of financial assistance.

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New book: National Security, Surveillance and Terror

A new book edited by Randy Lippert, Kevin Walby, Ian Warren, Darren Palmer (some of them SSN board members) is just out with Springer:

National Security, Surveillance and Terror. Canada and Australia in Comparative Perspective. 2016, more here

This is what the publisher says:

Brings together top contributors to explore a host of topics such as: security intelligence, law enforcement and surveillance Explores the privatization and plurality of security providers Speaks to legal scholars, sociologists, political scientists and criminologists.

Masters programme in Technology & Security

Eticas in partnership with the University of Girona and in collaboration with The Share Foundation is offering two Master Degree programs in Technology & Security and Technology & Privacy, beginning next February 2017.

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New book by Gary Marx: special offer!

Special offer to SSN members

The new book by Gary T. Marx has just been released: Windows into the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology.  Univ. of Chicago Press, 2016.

In this landmark book, Marx sums up a lifetime of work on issues of surveillance and social control by disentangling and parsing the empirical richness of watching and being watched.

UoCP is offering a 20% discount to SSN members and friends –  find out more.

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Outstanding Achievement Award for Oscar Gandy

Oscar Gandy receives the Surveillance Studies Network Outstanding Achievement Award.

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#SSN2016: impressions and memories

The organisers have put together some Twitter memories and I have collected some impressions from a very successful and enjoyable conference.

And a letter from Barcelona from an enthusiastic attendee.

See you all in 2018. The bidding process will open later this year. Watch these pages.

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Election: Members Representatives on the Network and Editorial Board

Megan Wood, Harrison Smith, Alana Saulnier, Minas Samatas, and Oliver Kayas have been nominated to serve as Members Representatives on the Network and Editorial Board.

All eligible members of the Surveillance Studies Network should receive by email an invitation to vote for one of these candidates. The two candidates with the most votes will be elected to serve on the Board until January 2018.

Balloting  is now closed. The winners will be announced at the Barcelona Conference and on the website soon.

Thanks for your participation.

Job: Research Associate, Cardiff University

Research Associate

Cardiff University – Department of Politics and International Relations

  • Location:    Cardiff
  • Salary:    £31,656 to £37,768 per annum (Grade 6)
  • Hours:    Full Time
  • Contract Type:    Contract / Temporary
  • Placed on:    31st March 2016
  • Closes:    15th April 2016
  • Job Ref:    4535BR

School of Law and Politics

The Department seeks to appoint a person to a newly funded PETRAS research Hub. This is a grouping of nine leading UK universities (UCL, Imperial, Warwick, Oxford, Lancaster, Surrey, Edinburgh, Southampton and Cardiff) and over 47 partners from industry and government to explore issues of Privacy, Ethics, Trust, Reliability, Acceptability and Security for the Internet of Things (see for further details).

The position offers the opportunity to network and collaborate across the breadth of the PETRAS consortium, contribute to Hub workshops and events and to benefit from initiatives such as mentoring and secondments to industry where appropriate.

This position a full time position, fixed term for 24 months and is available immediately.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds.

Mapping Surveillance Studies

This map is an attempt to generate an overview of who, works where on what in the realm of surveillance, control and related issues. By its nature such a map can only be incomplete.

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Postdoctoral teaching fellow position

Postdoctoral teaching fellow position in Surveillance/Sociology, July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

The Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta invites applications to the Teaching & Learning Postdoctoral Fellowship in Surveillance and Sociology for the period of July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. The salary includes a post-doctoral fellow salary as per the University of Alberta Postdoctoral Fellow Policy, plus compensation for the teaching of four half-courses over the academic year.

This position will help build a strong and innovative undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning environment with emphasis in surveillance. The recipient will be supervised by Dr. Kevin Haggerty, Killam Research Fellow in Surveillance Studies. Candidates should also be able to teach in other areas including deviance, crime and gender. Duties for this position include (1) organizing and facilitating criminology and sociology teaching seminars for undergraduate and graduate students; (2) working with the department’s two Associate Chairs (Undergraduate, Graduate) on teaching/learning and departmental service activities (e.g., planning and participating in the department’s annual teaching symposium and pro-seminar; (3) working with the Director of the BA Criminology program (a highly rated co-op that admits up to 20 undergraduates per year) on curriculum review; (4) along with other Criminology professors in the department, evaluating field placement final reports of BA Criminology students; and (5) other teaching and learning duties assigned to or taken on by the fellowship holder.

Applicants must have successfully completed their PhD within five years of the start date of the position (July 1, 2015) and be able to demonstrate teaching excellence.

To Apply:

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, 
and the contact information for three referees to the following email address:

Closing date: open until filled
Applications will begin to be reviewed on May 4, 2015

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta offers appointments on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, the position is limited to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada

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